World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

Exhibition:: Somé: Dyeing the Australian environment

Major Mitchells Cockatoos (2012) The Japan Foundation, Sydney presents a synthesis of Australian and Japanese culture in an exhibition by Canberra-based textile artist Melinda Heal. Titled Somé: Dyeing the Australian … Continue reading

5 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Bamboo Splitting & Higo Making with Jiro Yonezawa

Watch as our July 2016 artist-in-residence Jiro Yonezawa takes us through a step-by-step process of preparing strips of bamboo for weaving. The strips, known as higo, are the product of a … Continue reading

3 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Travels in textiles: Indigenous craft in Costa Rica

This year for the 10iss in Oaxaca, Mexico, the International Shibori Symposium is partnering with our friends at Bushika Adventures to offer a unique opportunity to learn and create side … Continue reading

27 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Slow Fiber Studios + Hipcamp

Early morning in the Berkeley Hills, Yoshiko Wada began preparing numerous indigo vats and fructose pots in preparation for the exciting weekend ahead. The scent of indigofera tinctoria filled the … Continue reading

8 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition :: Forward Folding by Kate Barber

WSN Member Kate Barber opens her first solo exhibition “Forward Folding” in Providence, RI. Where: AS220 Reading Room, 93 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI When: July 5 to July 30, 2016 | Opening … Continue reading

16 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Cave Temples of Dunhuang at the Getty Museum

In 2014, participants of the 9th International Shibori Symposium had the rare experience of visiting some of the most well preserved and oldest cave paintings in the world, the Dunhuang … Continue reading

15 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Work with us: Part Time Accountant Position

Hello again Bay Area! We are now looking for a part time accountant living locally to join our small and hard working team. This candidate will assist the World Shibori Network … Continue reading

9 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop :: Shibori and Indigo – A Perfect Union, by Carol Anne Grotrian

WSN Member and shibori artist extraordinaire Carol Anne Grotrian is offering a chance to explore the world of indigo and shibori, this summer at Prochemical & Dye, MA.Workshop: Shibori and Indigo   Date:   … Continue reading

21 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshop :: Shibori Intensive by Mo Kelman

WSN member Mo Kelman is back this year with her Snow Farm Shibori Intensive. Workshop: 6 Bamboo Scarves in 3 Days  Date:  May 28 – 30, 2016 Location:  Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA In this three day session, participants will … Continue reading

16 May 2016 · 2 Comments

Guatemala & Costa Rica :: Now open for 10iss

We are happy to announce two new tours as a part of the 10th International Shibori Symposium at Oaxaca, Mexico! One is a unique opportunity with Habitat for Humaity Guatemala … Continue reading

8 May 2016 · Leave a comment

10iss :: Call-for-Entry – Deadline extension

Due to numerous requests received, we are extending the deadlines for entries at the 10th International Shibori Symposium in Oxaca, Mexico. The following categories are receiving submissions  till May 30th – Exhibition: Contemporary Art … Continue reading

5 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibition :: Kay Sekimachi – Student, Teacher, Artist at De Young, San Francisco

WSN friend and  Bay area icon Kay Sekimachi’s , first solo exhibition is now open at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Where: T.B. Walker Textile Education Gallery, De Young Museum, San Francisco … Continue reading

27 April 2016 · Leave a comment